Greek Salad Pitas

When the temperature soars, this light, refreshing filling provides a lot of appetite appeal in quickly prepared sandwiches.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons sugar
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
small garlic clove, minced
1
cup shredded fresh spinach
2
oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese
3
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
medium tomato, chopped
1
medium cucumber, seeded, chopped
2
(6 to 8-inch) whole wheat pita (pocket) breads

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Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, combine sugar, oil, vinegar and garlic; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine spinach, cheese, onion, tomato and cucumber; toss to combine. Pour oil mixture over spinach mixture; toss until well mixed.
  • 3 Cut each pita bread in half. Gently separate bread halves to form pockets. Fill bread halves with spinach mixture.
  • 1 In small bowl, combine sugar, oil, vinegar and garlic; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine spinach, cheese, onion, tomato and cucumber; toss to combine. Pour oil mixture over spinach mixture; toss until well mixed.
  • 3 Cut each pita bread in half. Gently separate bread halves to form pockets. Fill bread halves with spinach mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pita, a Middle Eastern daily bread, gets its hallmark hollow center while it bakes. In the hot oven, steam pushes the top from the bottom, leaving a convenient pocket in the middle. Pita can be filled with or wrapped around all sorts of fillings. It can be cut into wedges and used as a dipper, toasted or not. Some typical fillings include greek souviaki (grilled lamb or pork chunks served with cucumber sauce); falafel (fried Middle Eastern grain patties); and hummus, a spread made of ground garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and tahini.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.